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Nov 3, 2013 4:00pm PST
the president informed. look at the famous picture of andy card on 9/11 whispering in george w. bush's ear immediately to let them know there was a plane crash in one of the world trade center. that's what a good chief of staff does. >> david, one more question, supporters see president obama as cool and collected. critics say he is aloof and out of touch. do you think his personality helped or hurt his presidency? >> i think his personality has not been a good fit with the presidency, i must say. in fairness, let's put one proposition on the table. seven presidents tried to get universal health care passed. mack and i were there with president clinton. seven failed. president obama came along. he is the first in history to get it passed. you have to give him credit, legislatively, for a big milestone. but the execution has been lousy. as andy card pointed out, we were grossly misled as a country and the passage of that bill might have been threatened if they told us straight that 10 million people would lose their health care policies and were assured they would not. >> david, many americ
Nov 2, 2013 12:00pm PDT
york. good to see you. and mercedes is a former spokeswoman for president george w. bush. thanks so much for being with us. >> thank you for having us. >> okay. so the president says he is responsible for getting the website working efficiently. that as we now learn only six people enrolled on the first day. so, you know, i wonder, mercedes, do you think the president knew that before he said he'll get it done? >> well, you know, we don't know. at this point, what we do know is that obviously this has been an embarrassing week for the president. the president is trying to make ground in terms of explaining why the launch was so dysfunctional, so messy. and the fact that he said he didn't know about the site. but it doesn't make sense when you think that it's his most important legislative accomplishment and really part of his legacy and the fact that he wouldn't test drive it before it would go out to the public. so, again, i think it's very disappointing to see what has happened with the president and him really being the lead along with secretary sebelius to make sure that the sys
Nov 3, 2013 3:00pm PST
cain pushed a member of his own party, george w. bush, very hard on guantanamo. you consider seen consistency when it comes to oversight issues and military abuses. i think what he is asking for is not that unreasonable. and he's been asking for this for over a year. give us access to the people who were there. who are the survivors. give oversight committees, the appropriate committees, access to these folks. they've been denied access and there's very little, senator and minority can do, frankly, to assert leverage and pressure. these type of holds is one of the tools that is available. maybe the only tool that is actually available. >> so lz, why shouldn't everyone who was in the benghazi attacks be allowed to testify? what is wrong with lindsay graham's argument? >> okay, first of all, let's be clear. there is no politician, regardless of party, that is immune it using these opportunities to grand stand. i'm sure there have been plenty of times in which lindsay graham hasn't, but this to me is one of the time which he is grand standing. because there is no reason, none, to hold up these t
Oct 28, 2013 10:00am PDT
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Nov 4, 2013 10:00am PST
like george w. bush did when he ran for governor of texas. and then ran for the presidency. and i think if you look at the republican party, they're going to have to take a look at someone like chris christie. who is winning in a blue state, by appealing not just to the base of the republican party, but actually appealing to those independent voters. that have been so elusive to republicans in the past. so the party has to kind of make a decision about that. because if you look at the state of virginia, which you were just talking about, the republican candidate who seems to be behind is a tea party candidate. and so, you know, these are the sort of two flip sides of the republican party, at some point they're going to have to make a choice about what they can win with in 2016. >> that virginia race is a whole lot closer, mcauliffe in the polls slightly ahead. but you know what, that race could wind up pretty tight. >> well, i think the race could wind up tight. look, terry mcauliffe has brought in every big gun in the democratic party there is. big and hillary clinton, old friends, he'
Oct 31, 2013 10:00am PDT
in the bill clinton administration or the george w. bush administration, second term you loss the people who got you to the dance to begin with. >> i think what the president has is a lot of people who have been there all along, who are exhausted, physically, emotionally. these jobs are very, very difficult, wolf. some presidents decide, you know what, i'm going to bring in new blood, get some outsiders in here, so i can have somebody who looks at things differently. what we've seen in this president is he goes for his own comfort level and he promotes people, he's already comfortable with, so he may be missing that outside counsel that some presidents bring in in the second term the president's speaking in washington, promoting foreign investments in the united states to create american jobs. >> american exports and american workers. i've been to many of your countries and i've said when we do business together and when we trade and forge new partnerships, it's good for all of us. i want more american products being sold in your countries. i want your companies investing more here in the un
Oct 31, 2013 11:00am PDT
. they don't want you to mention george w. bush. he gave us record deficits and have taken a while to dig out and people understand that obama inherited a bunch of problems. we have been patient with him trying to rebuild sxwr we a. >> we are talking about obama care. this has nothing to do with president bush, this is this president. >> why his numbers have been high despite some of the problems. i agree with you right now. this glitchy rollout has been harmful to him with people who like him and i think the overly broad assurances where he says nobody is going to suffer, we're only going to have winners under obama care. not one single loser. that is an overly broad assurance and it has come back to bite him and he now has problems with people who actually like him who are feeling frustrated. >> it is earlier you brought up the notion of the self-inflicted issues. some something we were watching last night david gergen four-time working in the white house david gergen here made this observation. let's roll it. >> i think they came in thinking that the white house was essentially a political
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